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Old 11-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default My Walk-In Cooler build for < $150

I brewed a batch that fermented in August, in my garage. Not a good idea. Temps were very high and I wound up with a beer that while still tasty, was way off from my intent. That led me to the interwebs to find a way to control temps. Eventually I found some people who had built their own coolers.

This build cost me less than $150 and I have a 9'x4'x6' room. I've posted pictures and commentary here:

***Edit*** Link has been updated and works.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.323201631120699.75719.234282996679230&type= 3

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Sounds cool. The link didn't work for me.

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Linkeee no blinkee. Sounds like a great build idea though.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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+3....I'm really interested to see how you did this (complete with refrigeration for less than $150. Most home built fermentation chambers go for $100 when you factor in material costs.

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Your account is probably set to private or something, the link is giving "Content unavailable" error

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I am guessing thick, pink foam board and modified window AC.

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Yeah, can't access the link. Post it up here, not on Facebook.

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Blue board is cheap and a small AC from wally world is about 60 bucks, So it is possible to do for about what he says. I would love to see the framework and how he framed it out and how thick the insulation actually is. I was originally going to build a blue board room 8X8X8 using furring strips and blue board with Duct seal tape (Silver Foil backed, super sticky) Then set the small AC on a cinder block high platform and blow it directly into the "room" . Most of those tiny little AC's even have a remote so you could adjust it from across the room. Hmmmmm, got me thinkin now....but I got too many projects going already.
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